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Before the beginning of the month, I sent out a survey to know what you need me to talk about the most when it comes to stress management. The responses are anonymous, but I can share some statistics with you and here are two questions that showed surprising, or maybe not surprising but eye-opening results. For the question “On a scale of 1 to 10, how stressed do you feel right now?”, the most popular answer was 7, and no one answered 0, 1 or 2. Sad. And for “What stresses you out the most?” the two winners, with 67% of answers each, were moneyRead More →

how to reduce stress

April is Stress Management month on Green Zen Fit, so make sure you stay tuned for the next few weeks when we explore how to cope with stress, how to reduce stress, relaxation techniques, and simply put – how to be happy. Use this form to subscribe to our email list, and you’ll get weekly emails from me, plus some freebies as soon as you hit that button. Prefer video? Catch this episode on YouTube! And give it a thumbs up or subscribe for support! <3 This week I want to talk about one tip I have, a mindset shift that’s helped me be happierRead More →

business lessons i learned

It happened almost a year ago. I was in the office, testing an update of the streaming app. So I was watching TV for a living. My back was aching, my hips were sore (I was already seeing a physio), and my right thumb was slowly taking the shape of a claw on the remote control. The clock was showing 3 pm, and even though there were only two more hours until I had to run to catch my train, I realized I couldn’t do this anymore. I wanted to spend my time doing something more meaningful, something that won’t break me. I got upRead More →

Our goals for 2018 and how we measure and track them. Money goals | Family goals | Fitness goals | Health goals | Whole foods plant based diet

During the two weeks off work during the winter holidays, Alin and I did a lot of planning. 2017 wasn’t the best year, and we’re determined to make this one much more productive. This is how we planned, how we’re tackling and how we’re tracking our goals for 2018. Goals for 2018 1. A home routine that works for everyone I know I sound a little bit like Theresa May there, but after we moved home last March, everything has been very chaotic. The house is bigger and requires a lot of attention, many things totally new for someone who always lived in a flat.Read More →

I know some people want to try Veganuary and there are many who are just wondering how it might be going vegan. We’ve been vegan for almost two years now and flexitarians for another year and a half before that, so if you need some advice, here’s mine. 1. Your heart has to be in the right place – Find your WHY What’s your motivation? The reason behind anything you do determines if you’re going to be successful or not. There are people who do it for health (plant-based diets were proven to be very efficient in heart-related problems) or people like us, who do it for the animalsRead More →

It’s our second month of the saving £25k in 18 months journey. August went well, but it’s a constant effort. Every day we do some more research, we hunt offers and plan our spending carefully. We started using a few cashback apps and websites, and these are our favourites. Quidco How it works: Before shopping online on your favourite retailers’ websites, you check Quidco to see if there are any offers available (e.g. 2% cashback). When you find something suitable for you, you proceed to the retailer’s website, but through Quidco so they can track your purchase. You do your shopping as usual, and QuidcoRead More →

Ohh, it’s almost September. Hello, Autumn, I missed you. But before getting excited about everything that’s coming up, let’s see how August went. It was the first month of our 18 months to £25k journey. At the beginning of the month, we didn’t know what to expect. We blindly set the goal of £1389 a month and just hoped for the best. Read on to see if we made it. We focused on three big things this month: food, transportation and monthly subscriptions. 1. Food First of all, we set a weekly budget of £40 plus a monthly online shop of £50 (for a totalRead More →

If you’re not among the few lucky people that get to work from home on a regular basis, it means you have to spend a reasonable amount of time commuting. The average commute for a Londoner is 45 minutes to 1h one way, but there are many people (like us) who decide that their living standards are more important than the distance to the workplace and live much further away. I spend 3 hours commuting on every day I go to London, so doing something useful with those 3 hours is pretty important. Otherwise, they just go to waste. When we were living in London,Read More →

I love trying new things, experimenting keeps fitness fun and gives your muscles a surprise now and then. As a fitness blogger, I was invited to try SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Pilates with Ruth Tongue at WakeUp Docklands in London during their class launch day. Pilates on water on a shaky board? Count me in! Getting there Once I arrived in London Liverpool Street, I took the Central Line to Bank and then the DLR to West Silvertown. Royal Victoria is also a good station on the DLR or if you’re not so afraid as I am you can get the Emirates Cable Car from NorthRead More →

I was unsure if I should post this or not, we haven’t told too many people that our house was broken into, we try not to consider it a big deal. And honestly, it’s not, because they didn’t steal anything. There was nothing to be stolen. Here’s the story. Our minimalist home We embraced minimalism almost one year ago – we sold, donated, recycled or in extreme cases threw away, most of our possessions. We kept the essentials, the things we use regularly and the things we love. You can read about our adventure here. Mid-March this year we left our London flat to escapeRead More →